We currently host a growing number of blogs:
|Abrahams Accessibility||Alastair Revell||Banks Statement||Bloor IM Blog|
|Bloor Security Blog||Fern Halper||Laurie McCabe||Louella Fernandes|
|Marcia Kaufman||MWD Advisors||Nigel Stanley||Office Jotter|
|Process Performance Blog||Quocirca||The Holloway Angle||The Norfolk Punt|
Securing virtual worlds: the virtual infrastructure
When considering the security of virtual environments, it helps to point out where in the virtual stack the discussion is alluding to. There are two basic levels, the virtual platform itself and the virtual machines (VM) and associated applications...
Quocirca | By: Bob Tarzey, Quocirca | 18th December '14
Enthusiasm is the SPARQL in your eyes
As there have been several (usually misspelled) searches on the Bloor Research web site since SPARQL City released SPARQLverse recently, it is probably appropriate that I write something about it. So, SPARQLverse is a graph-based analytics platform:...
Bloor IM Blog | By: Philip Howard, Bloor Research | 17th December '14
Collaboration vs. communication - and the importance of purpose
Earlier this week, I had the pleasure of participating in a panel webinar focused on The Future of Business Communication, which involved an interesting discussion on the way we use technology to collaborate, as well as the inevitable critique of...
MWD Advisors | By: Angela Ashenden, MWD Advisors | 16th December '14
A need for better OSS (Open Source Software) governance
I was at a BCS Configuration Management Specialist Group Open Source Software (OSS) workshop on Just how do you manage Open Source Software in the Enterprise? on Tuesday - and the answer seems to be, with some difficulty and the help of the right...
The Norfolk Punt | By: David Norfolk, Bloor Research | 14th December '14
BackOffice Associates reinvents itself
What do you think of when you think of BackOffice Associates (BOA)? I know what I think of: SAP and data migration. And that used to be true. It still is to some extent (for example, SAP resells some of BOA’s accelerators—SAP Information...
Bloor IM Blog | By: Philip Howard, Bloor Research | 13th December '14
SMB mobile adoption disrupts traditional IT habits and spending
We just published SMB Group’s 2014 SMB Mobile Solutions Study. The survey, which is our fourth annual study in this area, reveals many interesting findings about how U.S. SMBs are using mobile solutions in their businesses. For instance, a...
Laurie McCabe | By: Laurie McCabe, SMB Group | 9th December '14
The resurgence of Pitney Bowes
Pitney Bowes is best known for its mailing services. Not surprisingly, given the prevalence of electronic forms of communication, it is slowly losing business in the SMB (but not the enterprise) space. However, both the SMB and enterprise clients...
Bloor IM Blog | By: Philip Howard, Bloor Research | 9th December '14
OpenText snaps up Actuate to plug analytics gap
Last week OpenText announced its intention to acquire Actuate, the open source embedded analytics company for around $330 million. The deal is expected to close in the first quarter of 2015. News of an acquisition wasn’t a total surprise for...
MWD Advisors | By: Helena Schwenk, MWD Advisors | 8th December '14
How did your web site stand up on Black Friday and Cyber Monday (Nov 28th and Dec 1st 2014)? These were expected to be the most frenetic online shopping days of the year. Whether you are an online retailer or processing the payments generated, if...
Quocirca | By: Bob Tarzey, Quocirca | 5th December '14
How Scribe Software Solves the Integration Puzzle for SMBs
This video interview was originally posted on SMB Group Spotlight. Laurie: Hi, this is Laurie McCabe here with the SMB Group Spotlight and today I’m talking to Peter Chase, who is the founder and executive Vice President for Business...
Laurie McCabe | By: Laurie McCabe, SMB Group | 4th December '14
The wanton stings and motion of the sense
Shakespeare may not have had the Internet of Things (IoT) in mind when he wrote Measure for Measure but the IoT is all about motion and sensors. And measures for that matter. When you think about the IoT you tend (or I did, at any rate) to think...
Bloor IM Blog | By: Philip Howard, Bloor Research | 4th December '14
Access Group celebrates strong financial results
Access Technology Group have announced that they have enjoyed another successful year, reporting turnover of £53.5 million and a 29% increase in Earnings before Interest, Tax, Depreciation and Amortisation. These results are underlined with...
The Holloway Angle | By: Simon Holloway, Bloor Research | 4th December '14
My Top 10 Posts from 2014
Wow, December really came quickly this year! So I figured that I would post my most popular blogs from 2014 now, before people are devoting all of their online time to holiday shopping! Cloud Is The New Normal for SMBs—But Integration...
Laurie McCabe | By: Laurie McCabe, SMB Group | 2nd December '14
Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others
I am not sure that NuoDB had Jonathan Swift in mind when it named the 2.1 release of its product “Swifts”. As the major new feature of this version is the introduction of what the Gartner Group calls HTAP (hybrid transaction and analytic...
Bloor IM Blog | By: Philip Howard, Bloor Research | 1st December '14
By our first strange and fatal interview
I recently posted a blog about an interview style webcast I was doing with Informatica on the uses and costs associated with data integration tools. I’m not sure that John Donne was right when he said that it was strange, let alone fatal, but...
Bloor IM Blog | By: Philip Howard, Bloor Research | 30th November '14
CloudStack and OSS generally
The Open Source movement is really all about Freedom to innovate. It is all about developer collaboration and the open, transparent, sharing of information about open source software (OSS). In the old, commercial, world, software defects could be...
The Norfolk Punt | By: David Norfolk, Bloor Research | 29th November '14
A role for women in tech - exploiting it
I have, for many years, held the opinion that the IT industry has thought so highly of itself and its technologies—for their own sake—that it has often missed understanding its real place in life and the real contributions it could be...
Banks Statement | By: Martin Banks, Lian-James Consultancy | 27th November '14
The value of opensource
I'm actually in Budapest for the Cloudstack collaboration conference, but as i try to wrench my mind around to thinking about technology again (I was at Bloor's 25th birthday party in London last night, and I'm now in Budapest, and I was in Las...
The Norfolk Punt | By: David Norfolk, Bloor Research | 21st November '14
SPARK 2014 lowers the barriers to low-defect programming
I have been writing about the idea of writing in an environment that makes putting defects into programs much harder—see, for example, a series of articles in The Register, back in 2006, here. Now, I have noticed some developments around Ada...
The Norfolk Punt | By: David Norfolk, Bloor Research | 20th November '14
Increase your predictive analytics' impact: quantify the expected benefits
Our research suggests that whilst many organisations understand the value and power of predictive analytics and its potential impact on business efficiencies, competitive advantage and revenue generation, a high proportion didn’t articulate...
MWD Advisors | By: Helena Schwenk, MWD Advisors | 20th November '14
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